United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Reassessment of NRC's Dollar Per Person-Rem Conversion Factor Policy (NUREG-1530, Initial)

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Manuscript Completed: December 1995
Date Published: December 1995

Division of Regulatory Applications
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed a review and analysis of its dollar per person-rem conversion factor policy. As a result of this review, the NRC has decided to adopt a $2000 per person-rem conversion factor, subject it to present worth considerations, and limit its scope solely to health effects. This is in contrast to the previous policy and staff practice of using an undiscounted $1000 per person-rem conversion factor that served as a surrogate for all offsite consequences (health and offsite property). This policy shift has been incorporated in "Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission," NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 2, November 1995.

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